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" Such a fantastic experience for our kids! They absolutely loved walking around the property capturing beautiful shots of nature or whatever interested them while learning about the basics of photography. We hung up the Polaroid photos in our room and got to enjoy the images during our stay. So cute! Lots of thanks to Laura for organizing such a very memorable event. Also-The  house made (in house) snacks were delicious! "

              -Family guests @

              Stanly Ranch /Auberge Resort

 

NEW EXPERIENCES AT THE ICONIC

OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER OF CA!

This location brings back the good old fashioned charm and history that California is known for. Kids will use the Polaroid cameras to capture their day. The Geyser, goats, gardens and more... A light snack -from a local eatery, Mananalu water, wax texture art coloring and photo swag and food to feed the goats- are all included in the booking price. ​

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PAST EXPERIENCES AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES

INSTANT PHOTO FUN

CURATED FOR AGES 8-16

In our art imagery experience, we will be introducing ourselves, discussing the basics of Polaroid cameras, and how to handle instant film. Kids will also get to use vintage Polaroid cameras to take portraits of one another! Old school art activities (textured wax art, cyanotype paper or even viewing short films), will be included in longer experience times. We will discuss photo possibilities dependent on where we are. Portrait, landscape, objects or whatever strikes their artful eyes! A snack will be provided by a our local eateries, and we proudly hand out Mananalu Water. During snack time upbeat light jazz music will play from a Bluetooth speaker. Kid friendly topic cards are set out to encourage socializing.

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MENAGERIE HILL RANCH

October 2021

 EXPERIENCE INFO: Instant camera and film instruction, ranch tour, snack from La Borgata, jazz on Bluetooth speaker, and social time with other kiddos. Photo class take home swag: Photos, Mananalu water, and display accessories.

 

SESSIONS HAVE CLOSED AT STANLY RANCH. WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

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VACAVILLE MUSEUM 2021

 
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VACAVILLE MUSEUM CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
NOVEMBER 12 AND 19 FROM 3PM-430PM  (FRIDAYS)

$60

Instant camera and film instruction, site tour, La Borgata Deli snack, jazz on a Bluetooth speaker and socializing. Take home: Photo swag, display accessories, and Mananalu water. 

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I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE A LESSON, NEW EXPERIENCES, LOCAL FOODS, A LITTLE JAZZ MUSIC, AND BEST OF SOCIALIZING (AWAY FROM THE PHONES AND SCREENS)! 

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT DETAILS WERE CREATED FOR YOUR KIDDO.

 
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HOW WILL YOUR CHILD DISPLAY THEIR DAY?

 

EXAMPLE DAY:
FRIENDS ON FILM | NAPA

Tues 10/05

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Tues 10/19

1030am-1230 pm

On this field trip we will be introducing ourselves, discussing the basics of the Polaroid cameras, and how to handle instant film. We will discuss photo possibilities dependent on where we are. Portrait, landscape, objects and whatever strikes their artful eyes! A snack and beverage will be provided by a local restaurant and we will continue with our creative picture taking and socializing. Light jazz music will be included via a bluetooth speaker...I really enjoy creating these experience's!  

All materials and cost breakdown:

1 Polaroid camera used for the session, 1 pack of 8 exp. instant film, twine, and clothes pins to display their day! Hand sanitizer, snack and beverage and venue if fee if applicable. 

Our group will meet in Veterans Park at the bottom of the steps, cement band stand area in Downtown Napa. 

Flashes, Fun and Food...

A Polaroid experience curated for kids!

What does or time look like?


10:30 Parent Drop off

 


  1.  Group intros, chat about the rules of the area, safety of navigating with others.  After the safety chat, we will then talk and learn about the functions of Polaroid instant cameras and instant film. Get ready...We will put on our film apron and go on our walk.

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2. As we walk around the designated areas, everyone will take note of what captures their eye. Whether it's a beautiful tree, the art installations, any animals and so forth. Keep talk low so we can hear each other! Take pictures! Six in total. As we snap and collect our instant images, we will place them in our aprons so that they can safely develop. We won't peak until we are all through taking pictures and back to our picnic area. 



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  1. Let's gather back at the picnic area and look at our pics!  Next it's time to take a picture of you! A fellow photographer will snap your picture!  Don't pull the portrait pictures from your apron until I call on you... Each person will get to share, one at a time. The last picture of the day will be of the great snack provided by a local restaurant. 


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  1. Cameras down… It's time to enjoy the food provided and socialize. 


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  1. Let's make sure our area is cleaned up, pictures are in our paper bag, along with the twine and clothespins to display your fabulous photo art! 


12:00 Parent pick up



Thank you for joining me today!  It makes me happy to share local experiences and a new art avenue for those who haven't had the chance to pick up an instant camera! 


Laura

* Venue subject to change due to inclement weather.